Should sex be done only for procreation or can one do it for enjoyment also ? What does scriptures say about it ?

  • In yogic shastras its advised to preserve the semen in body, any activity which releases it should be avoided. In Bhagvadgeeta it mentioned about celibacy holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/6/verse/14 Jun 18, 2023 at 17:29
  • If by sex you mean penetration of a penis in a vagina then yes.
    – Wikash_
    Jun 19, 2023 at 6:08

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Scripture says that sex is only for procreation.

Dharma, understood as the Supreme Good of man, can never have wealth as its reward. Nor has wealth, understood as an aid to the achievement of Dharma, been conceived as an aid for the attainment of kama (sexual desire). Kama in its turn is not a call to indulgence in sexual pleasures, but a mere inducement implanted by the Creator to make life unbroken. And as for life, it has the quest of the Supreme Truth as its end – not certainly Karma (i.e. performance of rituals and social duties) for the attainment of wealth (prosperity here and heaven hereafter).

Srimad Bhagavata Purana I.2.9-10

  • Thanks but Could you please tell who has spoken these things ?
    – river
    Jun 23, 2023 at 23:26
  • Suta Ugrasravas, the son of Romaharshana, spoke these in answer to the questions asked by Saunaka and other Rishis. Jun 24, 2023 at 6:41

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